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5 August 2015

Richmond City Justice Center Honored by Design-Build Institute of America

Richmond City Justice Center enhances program space to help with re-entry.

The Richmond City Justice Center won a national Award of Merit in the Federal, State, County, Municipal category from the Design-Build Institute of America.

The DBIA’s awards honor projects in which the team went “above and beyond achieving cost, schedule and quality goals, demonstrating unique applications of design-build best practices to raise the industry’s bar even higher.” The design/build team includes HOK with KEI as designer and Turner/Ballard JV with T.K. Davis as contractor.

Correctional News featured the project’s rehabilitation-focused design in its July-August cover story.

“‘In the past, jails were designed to simply ‘warehouse’ individuals until the time when they were either released to the street or moved on to a state or federal prison,’ Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. said. ‘Our vision for this new facility was to de-warehouse and de-institutionalize through the creation of a facility designed around the concept of rehabilitation. At the same time, we recognized that a jail is a public building, so it also needed to be user friendly, incorporating the best technology while being aesthetically pleasing to the community which surrounded it.’”

Design-Build Institute of America

Correctional News